What is more fun than cousins just about your own age? Well if you are Little Buddy there isn't anything better. He had the very best weekend with his cousins visiting from Michigan, and his Aunt Heidi from Wisconsin. There were lots, and lots of giggles, and so much fun. Getting the three of them to sit still long enough for some photos was a huge challenge.
Actually the girls Mother is Little Buddy's actual cousin, these two are second cousins or something like that, but who really cares? Family is family, and when family visits it is always a great time.
I always think Little Buddy is progressing at such a rapid rate, then I see him with a peer near his age and it brings to my attention how much work we still need to do. His speech is coming along so nicely, but pretend play and his motor skills are still way behind. We are getting there, slowly but surely, but there is more to be done. Oh and look how tiny he is, we need to get this little one to grow!
Aunt Heidi will be returning to our home in two weeks to watch Little Buddy for us as we travel to Iowa City to watch Mr. 21 in the Big Ten Swim Meet. Yes he is going to the big one this year!!! So start sending your positive thoughts his way if you have any to spare. He has three events to swim so he is getting ready physically and mentally for this big meet. Little Buddy will be in the best of hands because Aunt Heidi is wonderful and is frankly in love with him. She is so gracious to give her time to come back down to Florida for a week, really just after she gets back home. She will also be here for the one year anniversary of her husband's death, I think being in Florida, away from home, and with Little Buddy and our other family members might just help her, too.
Look what popped up in my mailbox yesterday. A beautiful Valentine from the wonderful Teresa. I was just so thrilled, and so very touched when I opened it up. It has been a fun weekend with family, but a long weekend if you know what I mean. And after a long day at work, and a long drive home in the rain, this was the very best thing to find.
Look what was inside, a beautiful heart made by Teresa. The pattern for this heart is located on her blog. The heart is just so lovely, and check out the polka dotted tape, even that is cute. Thank you Teresa from the bottom of my heart!
This evening will be filled with Valentine preparations for Little Buddy's class. I haven't filled out Valentine's in a long while as my kids are grown. Little Buddy's teacher sent a note that she wanted all the kids to sign their own name to the cards, really????? We are just trying to get Little Buddy to make a vertical or horizontal line, we are no where near the name signing stage, plus he is just three. She will just have to be happy with me signing them.
And my very lovely friend Valentina, found the right link to this heart pattern, you can find it here. Thank you so much Valentina for doing the research and finding the right link for this fun heart. You are the best!
Sorry about missing your weekends in blogland, I have had my hands full with family and now I have it full with work. I hope to catch up with you all soon.